Education
Master of Fine Arts                   2006    Drawing and Painting            University of Florida
Master of Science                     2003    Art Therapy                            Illinois State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts                1995    Drawing and Painting             University of Arizona    
        
Honors

2016                                           Second Award                                    Best of the Blue Ridge
                                                   Ashe County Art Council, West Jefferson, NC
2011                                            The Best of Show                               From Our Perspective                                                                                                                                        Oakland Community College, Farmington, MI
2010                                           Merit Award                                        6th Annual Competition    
                                                   Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL
2009                                          Merit Award                                        Arts in the Airport
                                                   Knoxville Airport, Tennessee
2009                                          Merit Award                                        Nude 2009
                                                   Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY     
2007                                          Second Award                                    22nd Combined Talents
                                                   Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
2007                                          Award of Excellent                             Arizona Aqueous XXII
                                                   Tubca Arts Center, AZ                                                   
2006                                          Award of Excellent                             Biennial Juried Exhibition
                                                   Peninsula Fine Arts Center, VA                                                                                                   
2006                                         The Best of Show                                6th Annual Juried Exhibition
                                                  Thomas Center, Gainesville, FL      
2006                                         Art Faculty Award                                University of Florida
2003 - 2006                             Teaching Assistantships                     University of Florida
2000 - 2003                             Graduate Assistantships                     Illinois State University
2000                                         Elizabeth Stein Scholarship                Illinois State University
1994                                          Tuition Scholarship                              University of Arizona
1994                                          Dean’s List with Distinction                 University of Arizona
1993                                          Honorable Mention                             University of Arizona
1992                                          Merit Award                                         Pima Community College

Grant Awards

2016         Fine and Applied Arts Faculty Development/Research Funds, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
2013         Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Award in Drawing, The Kentucky Arts Council, KY
2010         Eco Art Project, LexArts, Lexington, KY
2009        General Education in Art and Creativity, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

Professional Experience
2015 – 2017         Assistant professor, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
2006 – 2015        Lecturer, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
2004 – 2006       Instructor of record, University of Florida, Art 2305C Drawing: Form & Space
2004 – 2005       Instructor of record, University of Florida, Art 2330C Figure Drawing
2003 – Fall          Graduate Assistant, University of Florida, Art 1802C Workshop for Art Research and Practice
2000 – 2003      Graduate Assistant, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Solo Exhibitions

2017                     Solo Exhibition: Chainhwa 20 (Retrospective of 20 years drawing)
                             National Gallery of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan &
                             Dadun City Culture Center, Taichung, Taiwan
2016                     Solo Show: Lian: Lian
                             FitzGerald Fine Arts Gallery, NY
2014                     Solo Show: Domestic Matters
                             Center Public Library, Lexington, KY
2006                    Solo Show: Moving Corpses and Walking Fleshes
                             Florida School of the Arts, Palatka, FL

Group Exhibitions

2017                     WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine Art Show
                             Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Canada     
2016                     Best of the Blue Ridge
                             Ashe County Arts Council, West Jefferson, NC
2016                     Art Southhampton, Water Mill
                             Presented by FitzGerald Fine Arts, Bridgehampton, NY
2016                     Pencil & Paper Ends
                             M.S.Rezny Studio & Gallery, Lexington, KY
2016                     Dubai’s 4th International Emerging Artist Award – Gallery Show Award Finalist of 30 Selected Artists
                             TAG bxl Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2016                     Appalachian State University, Faculty Biennial Exhibition, 
                             Turchin Center for the Visual Arts & Smith Gallery, Boone, NC
2015                     SCOPE Miami Beach, Miami, FL
                             Presented by FitzGerald Fine Arts Gallery, NY
2015                     Good Foods Co-Op Community Gallery, Lexington, KY
2015                     The 20, Invitational Exhibition
                             Lexington Art League, Loudon House Gallery, Lexington, KY                
2013                     University of Kentucky Art Faculty Exhibition
                             Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
2013                     Aegis 3rd Biennial Symposium on Art History and Visual Culture “Taking the S” out of craft” Exhibition
                             Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
2013                    Women of All Colors Art Show
                            The Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, Chicago, IL
2013                    Asia Institute Crane House, Louisville, KY
2012                    University of Kentucky Art Faculty Exhibition
                            University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY
2012                    Dogwood Arts Regional Fine Arts Exhibit, Knoxville, TN
2012                    From Our Perspective National Women’s Exhibition
                            Oakland Community College, Farmington, MI
2012                    Body, Figure, and Nude
                            Lexington Art League, Loudon House Gallery, Lexington, KY
2011                     State of Drawing
                            Anne Wright Wilson Fine Art Gallery, Georgetown College, KY
2011                     From Our Perspective National Women’s Exhibition
                            Oakland Community College, Farmington, MI
2011                     Love and Things Like Love
                            Lexington Art League, Loudon House Gallery, Lexington, KY
2011                     Kaohsiung Award Exhibition
                            Kaohsiung City Fine Art Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2011                     University of Kentucky Art Faculty Exhibition
                            Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
2011                     Nude 2011
                             Lexington Art League, Loudon House Gallery, Lexington, KY
2010                    The Bluegrass Biennial
                            Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, KY
2010                    Invitation exhibition - Structures and Subversions
                            Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
2010                    Palm Beach State College 6th annual drawing, painting, and printmaking   competition
                            Jan & Gary Dario Gallery, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL
2009                   University of Kentucky Art Faculty Exhibition
                            Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
2009                  24th Tallahassee International Competition
                            Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2009                  Arts in the Airport
                            Knoxville Airport, Tennessee
2009                  Paint present
                            Lexington Art League, Loudoun House Gallery, Lexington, KY     
2009                  Invitation exhibition and juror of the annual student show  
                           Clara M. Eagle Main Gallery, Murray State University, KY
2009                  24th Annual International Exhibition
                           Meadows Gallery, University of Texas at Tyler, TX     
2009                  Nude 2009
                           Lexington Art League, Loudoun House Gallery, Lexington, KY
2008                  University of Kentucky Art Faculty Exhibition
                           Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
2008                  Caught in the Act Juried Show
                           Northbrook public library, Northbrook, IL
2008                 23rd Tallahassee International Competition
                           Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2008                  Northern National Juried Art Competition
                           Nicolet College Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI
2007                  University of Kentucky Art Faculty Exhibition
                           University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY
2007                  Juror’s Choice: The Select
                           Thomas Center Galleries, Gainesville, Florida
2007                  22nd Combined Talents Competition
                           Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL                        
2007                  49th International Award Exhibition
                           San Diego Art Institute Museum of Living Artist, CA
2007                  Arizona Aqueous XXII, 22nd Annual National Juried Water Media Exhibition  
                           Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ
2007                  QX.net Nude International
                           Lexington Art League, Loudoun House Gallery, Lexington, KY
2006                  Biennial Juried Exhibition
                           The Peninsula Fine Arts Center, VA                                 
2006                  6th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition  
                           Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville, FL                              
2006                  MFA exhibition – Moving Corpse & Walking Flesh
                           University Gallery, University of Florida, FL
2006                  University of Florida Juried Exhibition
                           University Gallery, University of Florida, FL      
2005                  “Two Ambiguities” 
                           Focus Gallery, University of Florida, FL         
2005                  “Thirteen, too” 
                           WARPHause Gallery, Gainesville, FL
2005                  Second year M.F.A. student show
                           WARPHause Gallery, Gainesville, FL    
2005                  CAA Regional MFA Exhibition
                           Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2004                 “Thirteen” 
                           Flager College, Jacksonville, FL
2004                 University of Florida Juried Exhibition
                          University Gallery, University of Florida, FL
2004                “Thirteen” 
                          WARPHause Gallery, Gainesville, FL    
2004                 First year M.F.A. student show
                          WARPHause Gallery, Gainesville, FL
2001                  Mclean County Art Center Juried Exhibition
                          Mclean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL
1995                  Student Show, University Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1993                  Juried Exhibition, Student Gallery, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ
1991                  Juried Exhibition, Student Gallery, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ